Work with Me

I’m a knowledgeable, meticulous editor, an award-winning food writer published in The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Madison, Rankin, and Hinds editions), The Planet Weekly, The Local Voice, Millsaps MagazineBoom JacksonPortico JacksonNexus, The Point, The Memphis FlyerCrossroads TodayThe Oxford EagleThe Calhoun County JournalDelta Magazine, The Daily Mississippian, China GroveRazorThe Oxford So-and-So, HottyToddy, The Jackson Free PressThe Albuquerque Weekly Alibi. I have bachelor degrees in journalism and English (extended, 45+ hrs.) from the University of Mississippi with significant graduate work (32 hrs. 4.0 GPA) in history, literature, and prose. I have a strong background in public relations, exceptional research skills, am an excellent photographer, resourceful, and personable. Contact:

23 Replies to “Work with Me”

  1. Jesse:
    I would like your permission to share links to your blog and posts/pixs to our Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area website and Facebook pages. We are, of course, non-profit and headquartered in Tupelo. We use extensive strategies to promote Facebook likes and website visits. Let me know if this is ok through a private FB message. Thanks.

    Bobby King, Program Manager
    Mississippi Hills NHA

  2. I loved your post on urban foraging and am a first time follower of your page. I was born here in Jackson, but for the last 15 years have lived in some of the biggest cities in the world. I came back spinning tales if foraging to my friends and family only to have them Look at me with disbelief and disgust.

    I am currently running the bar at Bravo! And have thought doing a cocktail/ cooking class dealing primarily with naturally growing local urban ingridaints.

    If you have thoughts, I’d love to hear them.


  3. Bigfoots in Belhaven? I miss that gathering of wet eagles that Wayne Durette once hosted. We need to find that dude and see if he’s willing to be the co-host, sub-sponsor, guest of honor or whatever, and I’ll open The Shady Nook for the occasion!

  4. Going back to Korea in October…the indiginious fare there is wretched. Either I dont know what to order or its all bad. They do have canis dishes..Any Ideas Lee?

  5. I would love to do research or offer assistance in any manner. I love to write but am not a professional. History and all of the wonders of Mississippi entrance me. I am a 5th generation owner of a farm outside of Starkville.
    Your posts are fascinating. I am drawn in fRome the first sentence to the last.

  6. I’m looking for a mentor, have become interested in wild editables bought a few books but I need hands on experience.
    I live in Star but work in Baton Rouge and only get home on weekends. Is there a club, or group of like minded people in the area?

  7. Jesse Yancy- I started following you through facebook, been a fan for years. You only know me as Colin Onelandii ( Facebook moniker) – I am a carpenter on the Mississippi gulf coast , since ‘94. But in my past life ( from Texas- Austin/ Houston) I was a Chef, Short order , and prep Cook- in about 16 kitchens over 12 years. I was wondering if you have ever published your recipes from Mississippi Sideboard? In the last 4 years , my significant other and I have been restoring her childhood home – one of the first houses – built in 1923 – in the Gulf Hills Golf development just outside of Ocean Springs. We tried to restore it as authentically as possible. It is now listed on VRBO as a vacation rental- with the slogan “ living in the 20s in the 20s” – I even built a “rough hewn “ Sideboard in the dining room , among all the other restorative woodwork we did. We thought your book if it exists would be the perfect addition to that piece. – Colin Ashley Landis – C.L.Architectural Carpentry Service, Ocean Springs MS

    1. No, Mr. Landis, I have not published. I have been rejected by every press in Mississippi and a handful from across the nation. I’m just a lousy writer. Thanks for your kindness.

  8. Dear Mr. Yancy,

    Greetings. I am working on an upcoming exhibition and its associated catalogue titled Southern/Modern. One of the essays addresses the importance of art colonies during the first half of the twentieth century, and we would very much like to illustrate one of the images of the Allison’s Wells hotel that you included in your September 26, 2020 blog post (either the color image of the hotel or the black and white one of Mildred Wolf teaching would work).

    Might you be so kind as to send me a high resolution image of either one, and to let me know how you would like to be credited?

    Many thanks in advance for your assistance!

    All my best,


  9. You write well, Mr. Yancy. It must be something else. Anyway, I wondered if you knew where I can find some pre-1960 Hollywood films made about the Southern backwoodsmen, and rebels, too. Asking for a friend—no, really. I watched Swamp Water, so I’m looking for stuff like that.

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